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Westerville North runners commit

Two Westerville North High School boys cross country runners signed letters of intent Feb. 8.

Jacob Dumford will run at Notre Dame and Kent Ford signed with Miami University.

Dumford capped a stellar senior season by finishing second in the Division I state meet (15 minutes, 17.61 seconds), eight seconds behind winner Sam Wharton of Tipp City Tippecanoe. The Warriors were fourth as a team (151 points) behind champion Cincinnati St. Xavier (71).

Dumford previously won the regional meet (15:51.81), was second (16:55.98) in the district 1 meet and finished first (15:15.27) ahead of Ford (15:21.06) in the OCC-Cardinal Division meet.

Ford was first at district (16:55.71), second at regional (15:51.95) and fifth at state (15:29.11).

—Dave Purpura